Events

Mar 28, 2017

David Chidester, Professor of Comparative Religion, University of Cape Town

In this seminar, we will consider the genealogy of comparative religion. Not only did the discipline of comparative religion emerge out of Europe’s colonial encounters, but it can be argued that the very category of “world religions” betrays the traces of its genesis within a Christian theological framework.

Mar 28, 2017

GDAE will award its 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier. This year's award, titled "Economics, Equity, and the Environment," recognizes Boyce and Martinez-Alier for their ground-breaking theoretical and applied work that has effectively integrated ecological, developmental, and justice-oriented approaches into the field of economics. The ceremony and lectures by the awardees will be followed by a reception.

Mar 29, 2017

A presentation on data visualization, drawing from the workshop series led by Edward Tufte.
A new method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter.
Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences.

Mar 29, 2017

David Chidester, Professor of Comparative Religion, University of Cape Town

In this lecture, Professor Chidester situates the global study of religion and the humanities in relation to the history of modern European exploration, conquest, and colonization while also exploring the ways that same history can help us rethink the meaning and the practice of globalization in the 21st century.

Mar 30, 2017

Weekly writing group for graduate students. Come once, come every week, or something in between -- we are here for you!

Mar 30, 2017

Dr. Valerie Haftel, Associate Professor of Biology at Morehouse College, will speak about her path to her career. Crafting a career focusing not only on her scientific efforts but also on her passion for mentoring has not been linear, but it has been rewarding. Dr. Haftel will speak about the opportunities and the obstacles she has faced along her way, and will be available for Q&A to discuss this further.

This is a Notation Track Workshop.

Dinner will be served. Registration is required.

Mar 31, 2017

The African American Freedom Trail Symposium marks the launch of a city-wide network and community-based archive, housed at Tufts University. Inspired by the scholarship of the late Tufts Professor Gerald R. Gill (1948-2007) on civil rights and the history of Black Boston, and driven by faculty and student research, the project maps African American public history sites, while developing collaborative, community-based public history projects across greater Boston.

Mar 31, 2017

Join us for a Virtual Open House for the Early Childhood Technology Certificate Program! The program's Associate Director, Amanda Sullivan, will walk you through the program's philosophy, application process, and a sample student schedule. There will be time for Q&A for your specific questions as well.

Register for this Open House

Apr 1, 2017

Students in graduate programs requiring foreign language proficiency are strongly encouraged to complete this requirement early.

Location will be announced via email to registrants.

For registration, practice exams, and more information, visit the Foreign Language Exam web page.

Apr 3, 2017
Apr 4, 2017

Stop by Curtis Hall, Balch Lobby, or 200 Boston Ave for a free cupcake, from Modern Pastry! Sponsored by GSAS.

Apr 4, 2017

In this talk, Luke Stark (Dartmouth College) explores the history of emoticons, emoji, and animated GIFs; how their uses have evolved as a microcosm of the history of social media; and how these formats represent emotional data of enormous interest to businesses in the digital economy. Plus he’ll unspool tales of dueling fonts, plucky GIF artists and an all-emoji version of the greatest American novel ever written - all while sticking (almost) to 140 characters or less.

Apr 5, 2017

A panel of faculty and Deans explore the key components to crafting engaging presentations in humanities and arts. Panels cover pre-presentation planning, crafting a presentations using visuals, the role of narrative, and presenting without visual aids.

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